I know is has been a while since I have placed anything new on this site. Thanks to some physical problems I had that cropped up from my previous life I have not been able to get much done but I am getting close to being able to get back at it once I get the A-OK from the Dr. as far as what we are looking at next. With that being said..I will be posting a few pieces here and there and I will also post notices here when they are posted and available.

Merry Christmas to my Christian friends and everyone else too!  We here hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Years..which brings us to this...

On the 4 remaining pieces I have in stock. I am reducing the prices dramatically and these will be in effect from now until Jan. 31st 2023.  Any additional pieces I finish during this time period will also be priced with the sale prices.. So here is a chance to get something nice for yourself or someone else... So take a look and see what is new and what is available.

In closing thank you all for your support and patience. We appreciate it and to all...here's to a better 2023!

Thank you!



Update! New Swords Posted!

Hello..as mentioned in my previous update I just posted three new Japanese blades. These are amongst the last ones I will be making unless I need a piece or two more for book IV. This is your last chance to get a Japanese style blade from us. So take a look and see what we just posted!

What is coming.. Pattern weld and high carbon blades. As usual we will be posting as they are finished. So please check back and see what is new!

In closing...we wish to thank you all for the continued support and interest in us here at Salamander Armoury.. It is greatly appreciated!



Hello All!!


It has been a while since we done an update and well, there has been some goings on with us and we have finally gotten a handle on it more or less.  First off let us address a rumor that has been going around..

Jim has NOT passed on. We have received quite a few calls as well as e-mails asking if he is still alive. How this started we have no idea, but sorry folks..he is still with us...Granted he has been fighting a few health problems, namely a couple of nasty infections as well as a rather nasty lung problem (thanks to him being gassed in the 198''s when he was working for the DEA) that keeps re-occurring every now and the. But he is still alive and hopefully be able to return to work here full time shortly.

While he has been on the down side , he has been working long and heavy on book IV. He is covering subjects and materials that no one else has covered in the world of bladesmithing. This one looks like it is going to be another great book from Jim..

Blades!  we have the last few Japanese blades that we have done for book IV that will be posted in the next few days. These are IT!! NO more will be made unless they are needed to illustrate a point in book IV so this is your last chance to get one from Jim. We wil post when they are up and available here once the photos are taken.

Once again, thank you all for the continued support and interest , It IS greatly appreciated!



2022 New Year Sale is now ON!!

The 2022 sale is now active and will run into  1800hrs EST on Sunday, Jan. 09 2022 .

Everything is sale priced and I just posted 9 Japanese style blades that I made for inclusion in my 4th book

So take a look and see what is new.. As always, if you have any questions, or if you would like to acquire a piece during this sale, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you for the continued interest  in our work here at Salamander Armoury!

Happy 2022 to all!!




It has been awhile since we had an update, and well it has been one Hell of a ride.. Surgeries, infections, breathing problems and a few more things that popped up and well...now that those have been vanquished I am now more or less back to work although at a limited capacity for the next little while...But I am back!! Which brings us to this:

What's coming:  I have 6y book IV katanas and 3 Book IV tantos that will be posted in the next 48 hours.. just in time for my 2022 New Year Sale!!  The sale is scheduled to start on Sunday, Jan 02 2021 at 1600hrs Eastern Time and will run until 1800hrs on Sunday Jan 9, 2022.  These  new pieces are simply GORGEOUS and are extremely sharp and ready to go..I will be posting again here when they are up on my In Stock pages and then again right when the sale starts.  So check back and see...

As far as 2021 goes I am happy..no delighted that it is OVER!! 2022 has got to be better..So here's to the end of 2021 and good riddance!! 

In closing.. Happy 2022!!